JACKSON, Miss. -- Christian Williams turned in a season-high 27 points as Jackson State downed Southwestern Athletic Conference-rival Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-67 Monday night.
Williams knocked down a career-best 7 of 13 3-pointers as he hit 9 of 18 from the field. Dundrecous Nelson pitched in 16 points on 9-of-9 free-throw showing and also dished out seven assists.
The Tigers (4-14, 3-6) shot 52.8 percent (28 of 53) from the field and knocked down 9 of 22 3-point attempts while winning their third consecutive contest.
Terrell Kennedy paced the Golden Lions (8-13, 7-2) with a career-high 31 points, including an 11-of-14 showing at the foul line. Kennedy hit 10 of 20 from the field, but the rest of Arkansas-Pine Bluff's starters made just 36.7 percent (11 of 30).
Jackson State had 17 assists to the Golden Lions' three and recorded 10 steals, including four by Nelson.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall is appealing the 10-year show-cause penalty that was handed down by the NCAA in April for violations stemming from his time as men's basketball coach at Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.